Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week’s neglected bookThey Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman
Published by Penguin Publishing Group on June 29, 2021
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense / General
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ONE OF THIS SUMMER'S BUZZIEST YA READS--Entertainment Weekly
AN INSTANT INDIEBOUND BESTSELLER
Gossip Girl meets One of Us Is Lying with a dash of The Secret History in this slick, taut murder mystery set against the backdrop of an exclusive prep school on Long Island.
In Gold Coast, Long Island, everything from the expensive downtown shops to the manicured beaches, to the pressed uniforms of Jill Newman and her friends, looks perfect. But as Jill found out three years ago, nothing is as it seems.
Freshman year Jill's best friend, the brilliant, dazzling Shaila Arnold, was killed by her boyfriend. After that dark night on the beach, Graham confessed, the case was closed, and Jill tried to move on.
Now, it's Jill's senior year and she's determined to make it her best yet. After all, she's a senior and a Player--a member of Gold Coast Prep's exclusive, not-so-secret secret society. Senior Players have the best parties, highest grades and the admiration of the entire school. This is going to be Jill's year. She's sure of it.
But when Jill starts getting texts proclaiming Graham's innocence, her dreams of the perfect senior year start to crumble. If Graham didn't kill Shaila, who did? Jill vows to find out, but digging deeper could mean putting her friendships, and her future, in jeopardy.
Why did I add They Wish They Were Us to my bookshelf?
I won a copy of this book on Bookish First and just haven’t had a chance to read it yet. It is just a case of too many books and not enough time right now because I still want to read this book just as much as I ever did. I was going through my bookshelves with my daughter recently trying to find some books that she would enjoy reading this summer when I happened upon this book again. Hopefully, I can work this one in sometime soon.
What are your thoughts? Have you read this book? Would you recommend it?